Camp Management Options

Below is a list of the type of management actions that could be used at a flying-fox camp. They would not be used in isolation, but together as part of a camp management plan. MidCoast Council will prepare this plan. As part of the plan Council will select a number of these management options to get the best outcomes for the community.

The management options are identified as Level 1, 2 or 3. These levels relate to how much impact they will have on the flying-foxes (1 lowest impact, 3 highest impact). This also reflects the likely level of approval required from the NSW or Australian Governments to implement. For more information on flying-fox camp management ‘levels’ you can review the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment Flying-fox Camp Management Plan Template.

Some Level 1 actions are identified as 'off-site support actions'. These actions are not undertaken directly on-site but are important actions to improve our understanding of what is happening at the camp and to improve how we manage activities and future development that may be impacted by a flying-fox camp. It also includes research as this will help managers to understand the effectiveness of different management actions in reducing conflict between communities and flying-fox camps.

You can also suggest alternative management options not covered here in Step 4 before you submit your survey response.

  1. Artificial roosting habitat
  2. Revegetate and manage land to create alternative flying-fox habitat
  3. Routine maintenance to improve the condition of the site
  4. Fully-funding property modification to reduce the impacts of flying-foxes
  5. Subsidising property modification to reduce the impacts of flying-foxes
  6. Subsidising services to reduce the impacts of flying-foxes
  7. Do Nothing- no management action required at this stage
  8. Trimming vegetation at the camp boundary to create a small buffer
  9. Removing vegetation to create a substantial buffer
  10. Actively nudging the camp to a nearby location using disturbance
  11. Revegetating areas with plants that are unsuitable as roost habitat
  12. Installation of noise attenuation fencing
  13. Passive dispersal of a flying-fox camp through selective vegetation removal
  14. Active dispersal of a flying-fox camp using disturbance
  15. Advising about property modifications
  16. Land-use planning
  17. Provision of flying-fox education and awareness programs
  18. Health and safety guidelines to manage incidents related to the camp
  19. Guidelines for carrying out operations adjacent to camps
  20. Early dispersal before a camp is established at a new location
  21. Culling flying-foxes– apply for licence from State Government